In addition to Club days and casual games between club members, there are various activities including coaching, internal club competitions, and matches against other clubs.


printer-friendly version Calendars by year:

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Thu 16 February (19:30)   Annual club dinner Metroplitan Police Sports Club, Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TR
Thu 8 March (19:30)   AGM Methodist Church Hall, New Road, Croxley Green, WD3 3EL
Fri 30 March   Watford courts opened for the 2012 season  
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Thu 12 April (11:00) ACTournament AC One-Ball Tournament Winner: Nick Archer
Sun 15 April (10:00)   Visit by John Hobbs, mallet-maker  
Tue 17 April ACLeague Wrest Park Away   DREW 3-3
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Wed 2 May ACLeague Letchworth Home   WON 5-1
Tue 8 May GCFriendly High Wycombe Away   WON 5-4
Fri 11 May GCLeague Northampton (Handicap) Away   WON 12-6
Mon 14 May GCTournament Open GC B-Level Tournament Winner: Arthur Reed
Sat 19 - Mon 21 May GCFriendly GC Tour
Away Matches:W:1, D:0, L:1
Games:W:42, L:54
Sun 20 May ACLeague St. Albans Away   DREW 2-2
Thu 24 May GCLeague Enfield Home   WON 11-7
Fri 25 May GCLeague Leighton Linslade 'Green' (Handicap) Away   WON 14-4
Wed 30 May GCNational Kenilworth Away   WON 5-2
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Tue 12 June GCTournament GC Grass Roots Tournament Winner: Hazel Archer
Sat 16 June (09:30) ACTournament Open AC One-Day Tournament Winners: Graham Brightwell,
Geoff Johnson
Mon 18 June GCNational Phyllis Court Home   WON 6-1
Mon 25 June GCLeague Leighton Linslade 'Yellow' (Handicap) Home   WON 13-5
Wed 27 June ACLeague Melgrave Home   DREW 3-3
Fri 29 June GCLeague Chelmsford Away   WON 12-6
Fri 29 June (15:45) GC Private event  
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Wed 4 July   Watford Bowls vs. Croquet Watford Bowls Club, Cassiobury Park, Watford, WD18 7HY
Thu 5 July GCLeague Stony Stratford (Handicap) Home   WON 10-9
Sun 8 July GCTournament Golf Croquet Fun Day  
Mon 9 July (17:30)   Watford Bowls vs. Croquet Home, WD18 7HY
Wed 11 July (18:30) GC Private event  
Thu 12 July GCFriendly Leighton Linslade Away   WON 11-5
Fri 13 July   Herts Bowls vs. Croquet Herts Bowling Club, Bellmount Wood Avenue, Watford, Herts, WD17 3BT
Thu 19 July GCLeague Leighton Linslade Home   WON 11-7
Sat 28 July - Wed 1 August ACFriendly AC Tour
Away Matches:W:1, D:2, L:2
Games:W:20, L:24
Mon 30 July (17:00)   Herts Bowls vs. Croquet Home, WD18 7HY
Thu 2 August (11:00) ACNational Compton Away   WON 4-3
Sat 4 August GCTournament Grass Roots Golf Croquet Area Finals  
Thu 9 August GCLeague Letchworth (Handicap) Home   WON 10-8
Tue 14 August ACLeague Northampton Away   DREW 3-3
Thu 23 August GCFriendly Letchworth Home   WON 14-2
Sun 26 August GCNational Belsay Hall Nottingham   WON 5-2
Wed 29 August ACLeague Enfield Home   LOST 2-4
Thu 30 August GCFriendly Leighton Linslade Home   DREW 8-8
Sat 1 September (14:00) Tournament Gymkhana Winners: Simon Hathrell,
Alan Clark
Sun 2 September GCLeague GC Handicap League semi-final
(Semi-final vs. Norwich)
Bury St. Edmunds   WON 14-4
Mon 3 September GCFriendly Stony Stratford Away   No result
Wed 5 September GCLeague GC Handicap League final
(Final vs. Enfield)
Bury St. Edmunds   LOST 7-11
Thu 6 September GCFriendly High Wycombe Home   WON 10-6
Sat 8 September ACNational East Dorset Home   WON 4-3
Fri 14 September GCFriendly Phyllis Court Away   Postponed
Sat 29 September (09:30) ACTournament AC One-Day Tournament Winner: Chris Frost
Mon 1 October GCNational Dulwich Surbiton   LOST 3-4
Sat 6 October ACNational Chester Surbiton   WON 4-3
Sun 7 October ACNational Roehampton Surbiton   LOST 3-4
Mon 15 October   Watford courts closed for the winter  
Key to symbols:
AC Association Croquet League League match Friendly Friendly match Tournament Tournament
GC Golf Croquet League League Regional finals National National club competition 4Club 4-Club Tournament

10:00am start for matches and 9:30am start for tournaments unless otherwise indicated.

See also the Croquet Association Fixtures Calendar and the East Anglian Croquet Federation Diary.



Apart from when it clashes with the match calendar above, Club members meet each week during the playing season as follows. Club members who turn up at the lawns on one of these occasions can usually expect to get a game. At other times it is generally advisable to plan a specific game with another club member in advance. A list of members' contact details is posted inside the club hut.

Mondays AC


Association Croquet from 14:00

Golf Croquet from 18:00

Tuesdays GC Golf Croquet from 11:00
Wednesdays AC Association Croquet from 14:00
court maintenance
Association Croquet from 16:00
Fridays GC Golf Croquet from 09:45
Saturdays AC Association Croquet from 14:00
Sundays GC Golf Croquet from 12:00



ACNo formal coaching courses in the 2012 season.

GCNo formal coaching courses in the 2012 season.

In addition to any more formal courses, free informal coaching for both Association and Golf Croquet is generally offered by the more experienced players on club days on a ad hoc basis to both existing club members and prospective new members who seek it.